Pacific Beach Hotel loses appeal
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against an appeal by the owners of the Pacific Beach Hotel of unfair labor practice charges, an enforcement order, and a second injunction.
The ruling against HTH Corp., the Honolulu company that owns the yellow Waikiki hotel with the immense fish tank, accuses the owners of "unusually aggravated misconduct" and said they are "not entitled to benefit financially from the consequences of the delay created by (their) unlawful bargaining tactics."
The National Labor Relations Board found that hotel ownership and management has conducted a long campaign aimed at preventing the ILWU from negotiating a contract, including the wrongful dismissal of a union organizer.
"The record shows that HTH's continued defiance of the labor laws is the reason the parties, after years of delay, still have not struck a collective bargaining agreement," the ruling said. "Indeed, the record shows that HTH adopted a calculated bargaining posture that ensued all bargaining would be futile."
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